Hand #29: After recently doubling up through Dan Kelly, Upeshka DeSilva opened for 225,000 from early position. Robert McVeigh's stack of 1.06 million was good for just ten big blinds, so he opted to three-bet shove with . Unfortunately for him, DeSilva held and he quickly called.
The final board came and DeSilva notched the knockout, moving from the short stack to good standing in just two hands.
Hand #27: Kelly raised to 200 from under the gun, Liberto called, and a flop of was spread. Liberto's check was met with a bet of 200,00 by Kelly, and after a flat call, the fell on the turn. Both players checked the paint, and the completed the board. Liberto led out for 265,000 and Kelly mucked his cards.
Hand #28: DeSilva open-shoved all-in for his last 1.25 million, and received a call from Kelly in the big blind. The two tabled their holdings, and Desilva's put him in the lead over Kelly's . When the flop came , Kelly added a few outs, but the on the turn left him drawing dead. DeSilva doubled up and Kelly fell to the middle of the pack.
Hand #26: Online pro Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen knew his stack was shrinking in relation to the blinds, so he open-shoved from under the gun, risking his last 945,000 holding . Benny Chen woke up with and reshoved over the top, isolating the action and bringing on a showdown. The flop of maintained Chen's lead in the hand, and Hunichen's supporters on the rail called for diamonds to rain down. A did fall on the turn, and "Big Huni" now needed a seven or a diamond to survive his all-in encounter.
With his rail exploding in celebration, Hunichen hit gin on the river and stood in celebration, while Chen shipped over the requisite portion of his stack.
Hand #23: Kelly doubled the new big blind, making it 200,000 to play from the cutoff, and Desilva announced himself all-in for 1.02 million. The bet was big enough to convince Kelly, and Desilva took our first hand after returning from the break.
Hand #24: Staying consistent with his aggressive gameplan, Kelly raised to 200,000 from the hijack and Bennington came along for the ride. The flop fell and Kelly checked to Bennington, who fired a bet of 400,000 forward. Kelly called to see the arrive on the turn, and both players tapped the table. On the river, Kelly checked for a third time, and Bennington repeated his 400,000 wager. A believer, Kelly threw his hand away and Bennington took down a decently sized pot.
Hand #25: For the third consecutive hand, Kelly opened for 200,000, and once more Bennington wanted to play a pot with the young online phenom. The flop brought the to the table, and Kelly continued for 300,000. Bennington like his hand enough for a 900,000 rereaise, and Kelly was forced to toss his cards towards the dealer for the third time in a row.